Roger Kennedy

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Trichotillomania represents a syndrome of hair pulling in which patients compulsively and ritualistically pluck their hair in response to a sense of tension or urgency. This report documents a case of hair pulling associated with dementia. Neuropsychological testing demonstrated the deficits to be localized predominantly to the frontal lobe dysfunction.
In recent years, the number of new antiepileptic agents has been growing, as have the potential applications. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients often present with behavioral disturbances that may be amenable to treatment with antiepileptic drugs. These conditions include bipolar disorder, as well as posttraumatic seizures and agitation. We review(More)
Twenty-seven families, 14 with a history of child physical abuse and 13 with no such history, were studied over the course of intensive in-patient treatment. The families in the former group differed significantly from those in the latter group in terms of current circumstances and background histories. Families where abuse was admitted benefited(More)
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